Citizens, farmers, business owners and community organisations will be able to sell electricity into the grid under new Microgeneration Support Scheme

Individuals, farmers, businesses and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the grid under a scheme being developed by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD. A new Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) is being designed to provide a route to market for citizens and communities. This will allow […]

Minister Ryan announces €28 million Government funding call for community energy projects

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has launched a €28 million fund for community energy projects across Ireland. The Community Energy Grant Scheme is funded under the National Retrofit Programme and is now open for applications. It offers grant support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the country. The Scheme supports […]

Irish Brand Launches Pioneering Sustainability World First

After two years of research, planning and development, Co. Meath based the Handmade Soap Company are delighted to today announce the launch of their pioneering new indulgent product range: Anam. Derived from the Irish word for ‘soul’, the new Anam range transcends any existing environmental technologies. Already considered ‘The greenest brand in Ireland’, this collection […]

Tánaiste Announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres – Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today announced €8.24m in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund. Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities in every county in the country. They provide space and training for entrepreneurs, allowing them to work remotely, access […]

Lower Electricity Prices as Community Power absorbs rate increase

Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier, Community Power, will be offering cheaper electricity to its customers as it absorbs the recent increase in rates charged for use of the electricity distribution network. Most other electricity suppliers have increased their prices to pass on the rate increase to their customers. However, Community Power are keeping their […]

New Microfinance Ireland Covid-19 Fund requires greater ease of access

SME Recovery Ireland has today (31.08.20) welcomed a new €15m Covid-19 Fund announced by Microfinance Ireland to support small businesses but cautioned that ease of access to the loan scheme must be improved for small businesses.   Commenting, Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran said: “While this announcement is a welcome addition to the […]

Fairphone’s upgraded camera modules prove you don’t need a new phone to get the latest specs

With the launch of two new camera modules, Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has once again taken an innovative approach to smartphone longevity and sustainability. Starting today, the camera modules will be available separately, for current users, or in the upgraded version of the Fairphone 3 for new users: the Fairphone 3+. This achievement is the […]

Tyndall’s CALIN Team Gets Set to Fast Track Local SMEs and Start-Ups

Ireland’s Tyndall National Institute is working with local businesses and individuals with novel research and development ideas under the Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) programme, a partnership between Irish and Welsh academic organisations. Becoming part of the CALIN programme enables start-ups and SMEs to access labs, knowledge and the expertise to develop, prototype […]

Remote Working a First Step to Address Challenges of Transition to a Low Carbon Economy for Rural Dwellers

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launches Western Development Commission Report. The report identifies both opportunities and challenges for rural dwellers in the areas of transport, energy efficiency and heating and electricity demand and supply. The work is the first of its kind to examine the likely impact of the transition to a low carbon economy on rural dwellers in […]

July Stimulus is a timely confidence and investment boost – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has strongly welcomed the July Stimulus package announced from Government today, the largest single economic stimulus in the history of the State.  Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: “On behalf of the Irish business community, today’s stimulus package of increased public spending, investment and tax supports is a welcome and important step in rebooting the economy. Government has taken […]

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